Original Shrine Category

SCHOENSTATT, Maricruz García Piñeres • Leading for Love is the name of this family leadership seminar for Schoenstatt couples, which my husband Andrés and I attended from 14-21 August in Schoenstatt. — We arrived at “Haus der Familie” on the Saturday, two days before the start of the seminar. From the first moment I felt welcome in this house. We excitedly took advantage of those first free days to get know the Original Shrine and the Family Shrine. It seemed incredible to me to kneel and to pray in thoseRead More
SCHOENSTATT, Marisol Lara de la Cruz • Our participation in the Leading for Love Seminar in Schoenstatt was a profound learning experience, spiritual growth and community attachment. The Seminar was held in Spanish for the third time from 14-21 August, and was attended by twelve couples from six countries: Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States. Three communities, or better said the three vocations of the Schoenstatt Family Work were represented in this group (League, Federation, Institute).—   All the couples arrived in Schoenstatt with different motivesRead More
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, Maria Fischer • “Happy and fascinated!” That was the answer of Fr Jose Correa, Advisor for Costa Rica and Central America, to the question, “How do the families from Costa Rica feel in Schoenstatt?” Eight couples, two youth and a Schoenstatt Father are taking part in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and joined up with other couples from Costa Rica who had already arrived iearlier n Dublin. Before that they wee spending a few days in Schoenstatt. Now they aren’t only participants. They areRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, editors • Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio informed the international Schoenstatt Family in the evening of August 19, 2018, on the appointment of a new rector for the Original Shrine: from early 2019, Fr. Carlos Cox Diaz, from Chile, will replace Fr. Antonio Bracht, from Brazil.   Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio writes: The General Council of the Schoenstatt-Fathers has appointed Fr. Carlos Cox Díaz as Rector of the Original Shrine for three year from March 19, 2019. Since mid-July, this news is also known in Chile and since thenRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Josemaría Sanguinetti • Life is about experiences. Each moment marks you, for better or worse. What we’re living here is a great experience that will remain with us the rest of our lives. We’ve only been in the Boys’ Youth School for Leaders, and yet we already have stories we could spend hours telling. Our arrival from the airport to Schoenstatt is one such story. We didn’t know one another yet, almost all of us were traveling alone, but little by little, we began getting to know oneRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • “During these long summer nights, it is beautiful that young men from America and pilgrims from allover the world enrich the night blessing with their songs,” Bernadette and Norbert Weweler, the sacristans of the Original Shrine, wrote. “We experience the different and varied forms that these people express in petitions, expressions of gratitude, joy, and desires. They share their life. We are profoundly grateful for this experience.”— We were grateful to learn that the II International Leader’s School Latin America Schoenstatt Boys’ Group, who receivedRead More
Escuela de Jefes - Leaders' School - Führerschule
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Ruben Elizondo • It has been six days[1] since we officially started the International School of Leaders 2018 that started 10 July. Twenty Schoenstatt college-age young men comprise the school: four from Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, and two from the United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Spain. — The goal and mission of the International School of Leaders is for us to deepen our formation in Schoenstatt with a strong emphasis on how to be leaders for the Movement, the Church, and the world. Learning about everyday sanctityRead More
ARGENTINA/EUROPA, by Carlos Cappelletti • During May, Fr. Guillermo Mario Cassone, a Schoenstatt Father, took a group of Argentinean pilgrims to Schoenstatt and other well-known pilgrimage sites on the “old continent.” Carlos Cappelletti, from the Diocese of Nueve de Julio Madrugadores, was on this pilgrimage along with his wife, and he shares his journey. — A first time grace-filled experience at the Original Shrine We just returned from a pilgrimage to Europe’s Marian Shrines; our trip was really an ocean of graces. First, we visited Vallendar, where we stayed atRead More
GERMANY/ ORIGINAL SHRINE, Roberto Gonzalez • During the last weekend of May, close to 250 families with their respective children from all Branches of Germany met in Schoenstatt to celebrate the Festival of Families with the motto: “We all win.”— For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was out of the ordinary, of course from being an outside observer. For me because of how the festival was presented around the Original Shrine, it was a gathering that was outRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, María Victoria Ramírez Jou and Maria Fischer • 22 May 2013, Schoenstatt was in the midst of spiritual preparation and especially organizational preparation for celebrating 100 years of the Covenant of Love Jubilee in the Original Shrine, according to what was almost unanimously decided at Conference 2014. After failure of long negotiations with the Pallottine community, the fact that our house would continue not being “our” house for the Jubilee of our Covenant of Love was accepted. During the afternoon of that day, some news went viral, theRead More